Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds: Golden Cities' Marcus Gausepohl on Krautrock, Space-Rock and His Ambient-Drone Buddies

Houston's own Golden Cities headline the Mink tonight with Boston droners Great Hopes and St. Louis post-punk duo Spelling Bee. Rocks Off sat down with GC guitarist, Esotype Records staffer and fellow Pearland expat Marcus Gausepohl to talk about his band, his record label, and some of the groups that helped shape his sound.

Rocks Off: How did this show come about with two bands from such far-flung places like Boston and St. Louis?

Marcus Gausepohl: The show is something we put together for our friends in from out of town. Great Hopes is this great ambient drone project that Nathan Heiskia, who was previously in Golden Cities, does in Boston. Spelling Bee is an awesome band from St. Louis who has helped out a lot of bands from our area actually. They are a truly crazy DIY duo hailing from the "city of the arch."

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